Lydia Venieri, born in Athens, is a multi-media artist whose work ranges from sculpture to installations incorporating painting, photography, video, the Internet and even the iPhone. Her work is inspired by everyday mythology and symbolism, and is presented in units with titles such as Platonic Big Bang, Telluric Manifesto , Anima Mundis, Planet Exodus, The Last Conflict. In 2000 she was awarded the Academie Francaise Medal for Sculpture. She studied at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, in Paris. Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide including the George Pompidou Center. Since 1997 Venieri has been based in New York where she is represented by Stux Gallery. In 2013 Venieri created the Mykonos Biennale that has exhibited the works of over two hundred artists and one and fifty movies on the islands of Mykonos and Delos.
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